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Thursday, March 5, 2015

throwback thursday...

I have been a housebound nurse to my aging, ailing dog Griffin and my adventures these
days are few and far between...
so I thought I would post some photos 
of my adventures in Paris and Southern France from last summer.
As you can imagine there are MANY more photos that I haven't published yet
and I will try to do so in categories.
Last time was windows and doorways, this week will be rooftops and balconies...hope you enjoy!

When I arrived at my daughters and son in laws flat in Paris, this was my first look at the Eiffel Tower. They live on the eighth floor of a lovely old Parisian apartment building...
 ...and in the evening to the west...the light here is truly amazing!
Everywhere you look there are pretty little widow boxes on the balconies...
...I don't think I ever tired of the red caps on the rooftops...
If you love Art Nouveau then Paris is the place for you...
...down in Dijon we were treated to real cats on the roof...

...as well as sculptures of cats on the beautifully tiled roofs...


How pretty is that?!
...Railings, railings, everywhere....
...the farther south you get, the more Mediterranean looking roof tops you get...
So adieu for now...from the eighth floor of the city of light.

1 comment:

Lucinda Keller said...

SO beautiful!!!!

These are such gorgeous photos ... isn't it fun to take pictures in places where there is such a different beauty from home ... a whole different kind of beauty? The ironwork is aMAZing. And the rooftops ... and little flower boxes ... I love how they make the most of their balconies and bring natures beauty up to whatever floor they are on!

Sigh ... I was in Paris once in 1989 for 4 days and I was sick as a dog. Had to go the hospital in C.D. airport. (not even going to try to spell that) I would love to go back and see the city and the art without a fever. It looks incredible.

Please post more!!!! :)